American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Canadian Rockies, Peaks above Maligne Lake

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  • Publication Year: 1968

Peaks above Maligne Lake. Sixty-two members of the Iowa Mountaineers attended a summer camp in the Maligne Lake area. Base Camp was at the south end of the lake at the mouth of Coronet Creek. Eleven peaks were ascended; the following new routes were pioneered. On August 10 Harvey Carter, John F. Ebert and Paul Jones ascended the southwest face of Mount Paul (9200 feet). They climbed the creek bed to a prominent chimney at the base of the face and then ascended ten 75-foot pitches and two 150-foot vertical sections to the summit plateau. On August 13 Carter, James Wilkerson, M.D., and Mike Marx ascended the north face of Mount Mary Vaux ( 10,502 feet), approaching from the ridge between the peak and Mount Llysyfran. Much of the climbing was friction moves on scree lying over steep down-sloping base rock. An overhanging chimney had an F5 move.

S. John Ebert

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